Month: December 2014

Review:  The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick (COYER Challenge #2)

Review: The Ghosts of Heaven ..

Posted December 31, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

First, thanks to Roaring Book Press and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  I of course loved the cover right off, and the idea of the story sounded really intriguing.  I don’t know that I was a huge fan of the story though.  It was very creative, and unique, and […]

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge  #2015TBRPile

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challeng..

Posted December 30, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

I didn’t do this last year, and feel like it would be a good one to try again this year.  As before it is sponsored by Bookish.  I got a lot of ARCs at BEA that I really wanted to read, but got messed up in my plan when September and my Sequel Challenge came […]

Top Ten Tuesday:  Top 10 Goals/Resolutions For 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Goals..

Posted December 30, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 26 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.  The goals can be bookish, blogging, or anything else.  So here goes!   I want to continue to do at least 2 book reviews on my blog every week.  Along with that, I want to try to have a post every day of the year.  […]

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? – December 29th, 2014

It’s Monday! What Are Y..

Posted December 29, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

This weekly meme is sponsored by Book Journey, and we talk about things we read last week, and our plans for what we’ll read this coming week.  Last week: For Christmas break I’ve been getting some reading done.  Not as much as I’d hoped, but still pretty good.  I did get two reviews done for […]

Stacking the Shelves – December 28th, 2014

Stacking the Shelves – D..

Posted December 28, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in Stacking the Shelves / 31 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  Christmas week turned out much better than planned in the bookish world.  I got some great e-galleys, as well as some awesome books through YA Book Exchange.  Received as Christmas gifts: Traded for on […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holi..

Posted December 25, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

Christmas is always a nice time for me.  As a school librarian/teacher in the past, it means time off from work.  But it also means getting to see lots of family that I don’t get to see at other times of the year.  My sister who lives in NYC flies home for a week or […]

Review:  Infected by Sophie Littlefield (COYER Challenge #1)

Review: Infected by Sophie Li..

Posted December 25, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

First, thanks to Edelweiss and Delacorte Books for Young Readers for allowing me to read an e-galley of this.  It was a good read, I was just disappointed that it wasn’t another zombie book.  I first found this author, Sophie Littlefield with an ARC of her book, Aftertime, which was a zombie story.  And when […]

Waiting on Wednesday:  Until the Beginning (After the End #2) by Amy Plum

Waiting on Wednesday: Until t..

Posted December 24, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  My choice this week is a sequel to a book that wasn’t quite what I thought it was going to be, but I still want to see what happens next.  Here is the blurb […]

New Year’s Read-a-Thon

New Year’s Read-a-Thon

Posted December 23, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

   Since part of my plan for the COYER challenge is to read some books that I downloaded because they were free, I feel like this challenge, hosted by Fantasy is More Fun and Because Reading, will be a good one for me.  You can participate, whether you’re a COYER participant or not, and even […]

Review: Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

Review: Frostfire by Amanda Ho..

Posted December 22, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

First, thanks to St. Martin’s Griffin and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  I’ve been a fan of Amanda Hocking since I downloaded a 99 cent e-book of the first book in the Trylle series, Switched.  I read that book while sitting in line waiting for one of the Harry […]